Coronavirus infection rates expected to rocket in Libya

Coronavirus infection rates expected to rocket in Libya

February 20, 2021 - 21:27
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Written By: RabiaGolden

Director of the Center for Disease Control, Badr Al-Din Al-Najjar

The Director of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Badr Al-Din Al-Najjar, said that he expects a marked increase in the rates of Coronavirus infection, following overcrowding and mixing, which occurred in most cities in Libya in recent days.

It is expected that this will greatly affect the isolation centers which already complain of stress, regarding the lack of capabilities at their facilities.

Al-Najjar confirmed, in a press statement on Saturday, that testing of Coronavirus at the present time was limited to high-priority cases, due to the lack of operators in the testing laboratories, noting that additional PCR devices are urgently required to accommodate the increasing number of testing needed.

He added that the monitoring and investigation teams, along with the workers in the isolation centers, have not received any of their financial remunerations, calling of government officials to pay them their due urgently.